British government trying citywide coronavirus testing program in Liverpool to slow virus spread

Faced with the highest number of coronavirus deaths in Europe, the U.K. plans to pilot a test program for every resident of Liverpool, in northwestern England.As England prepares for a second lockdown starting Thursday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a mass testing program to begin later this week on Liverpool’s entire 500,000 residents, symptomatic or no. Liverpool’s infection rate is among the highest in England.The idea is to test everyone regularly, isolate those who test positive, and theoretically be rid of the virus in weeks.The virus has already killed more than 46,000 …

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